Supervisor Training

Psychology Board of Australia – Supervisor Training

In June 2013, the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) introduced supervisor training requirements that apply to all psychologists who provide supervision to interns and registered psychologists. There is now a requirement that supervisors be accredited through approved supervision training, and that this training is maintained through regular approved training.

PsyBA-approved supervisor training entails four distinct, stipulated component parts: (1) online knowledge preparation; (2) face-to-face skills training; (3) competency-based assessment and evaluation; and (4) continuing education through attendance at Master Classes. Psychologists wishing to undertake the training must meet other eligibility criteria for PsyBA approval.

For more information on the PsyBA supervisor training requirements, go to the PsyBA website.

The Wentworth Forensic Clinic does not provide training in the first component of the supervision training model (please see this link for other AHPRA accredited trainers who provide the first component).

The remaining three component parts are provided by the Wentworth Training Group including

-   Two day skills training (Prerequisite: online knowledge preparation training)

  • Two days which encompasses lecture, demonstration and role play of key skills of competency based supervision
  • Builds on skills provided in component one online training
  • Walks through the supervision process including preparation of a supervision contract, components of effective supervision, provision of effective feedback, dealing with supervision problems and termination of the supervision process.
  • Preparation for the evaluation process

-  Competency based assessment and evaluation (Prerequisite: Online and two day Skills Training)

  • Agenda driven review of video, where specific competency based skills are demonstrated, feedback to supervisor is provided.

-  Master Classes

  • Reflective Supervision – small group interaction where supervisors bring in an agenda and video of supervision to sharpen skills through feedback and discussion. Please note: participants of this workshop must provide their agenda three (3) days prior to the workshop date and must have a high quality (in terms of being able to see and hear the interaction between the supervisor and consenting supervisee) video that has been reviewed and timemarked for specific discussion points related to the presented agenda.
  • Effective Use of Feedback – through lecture, demonstration (live and through video presentation) and practice, this workshop will focus on identifying how to most effectively provide (and receive) feedback within the supervisory process.

The supervision training provided focuses on supervisors who are intending on providing supervision for higher placement or endorsement supervision. Some components of this training are provided at a discounted rate if you are able to provide higher education supervision for students who are in UNSW Psychology Masters’ programs (Forensic or Clinical) – please contact Anita McGregor if you believe you may qualify for the discount prior to registration. Only one ‘voucher’ will be provided (i.e., cancellations are not allowed). Additionally, if you represent a group of psychologists from a particular area, and prefer a more focused training or have any general queries about the training provided by the Wentworth Forensic Clinic, please contact Anita McGregor at amcgregor@unsw.edu.au for further information.

All training provided in Sydney at the UNSW Kensington Campus (unless otherwise organized). All rooms are located on level 16 of Mathews.

Two Day Training – maximum 12 participants: ($600)

Nov 14 and 15, 2016 Location: Room 1625, Mathews Building Click here to register
Feb 13/14, 2017 - 2 day Component 2 course Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Mar 30/31, 2017 - 2 day Component 2 course Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
May 4/5, 2017 - 2 day Component 2 course Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Sep 11/12, 2017 - 2 day Component 2 course Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Nov 20/21, 2017 - 2 day Component 2 course Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register

Competency based assessment and evaluation: ($300)

Click here to register - email amcgregor@unsw.edu.au to arrange a time and date

Master Class – maximum 8 participants: ($400)

Nov 19, 2016 – Effective Use of Feedback Location: Room 1616, Mathews Building Click here to register
Jan 19, 2017 - Masterclass 1 (feedback) Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Cancelled
Feb 10, 2017 - APS Masterclass for Forensic (feedback) Location: Check APS website Registration through APS Forensic College
Apr 7, 2017 - Masterclass 2 (reflection) Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
May 19, 2017 - Masterclass 1 Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Jun 22, 2017 - Masterclass 1 Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Aug 18, 2017 - Masterclass 2 Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Aug 31, 2017 - Masterclass 1 Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Oct 13, 2017 - Masterclass 2 Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register
Nov 17, 2017 - Masterclass 1 Location: UNSW, Kensington Campus Click here to register